Bush Bean Seeds

Bush beans are a great option for a quick, easy snap bean harvest in a limited space. Most varieties grow to about 2 feet tall, and don’t require any trellising. The tradeoff is that usually bush beans produce just one or two flushes of beans, whereas pole beans will often keep producing over a longer season. Many gardeners grow both types of beans - bush varieties for early harvests and/or canning and pole types for heavier yields. All the varieties on this page are typically grown for snap beans, but there are bush varieties for drying beans as well - check them out in our drying beans collection

All common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) originated in the Americas, and were probably first domesticated in what is now central Mexico, along with corn and squash. Beans were a staple of indigenous diets throughout much of North and South America for millennia, before early European colonizers brought them back to their countries in the 16th century, and the common bean subsequently spread across the entire globe.

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    Bush Bean Seeds - Cherokee Wax

    Phaseolus vulgaris This old favorite was introduced by Clemson University in 1947, and won the All-America Selections Award the following year. It’s been a reliable staple in gardens for decades...

    Bush Bean Seeds - Dragon Tongue

    Sold out for 2022 Phaseolus vulgaris HEIRLOOM. A fanciful name for a fanciful bean! This beautiful variety originated in the Netherlands in the 18th century, and we can see why...